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  • Locations: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Program Terms: Summer VI
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer VI 2017 02/01/2018
02/20/2018 TBA TBA
Summer VI 2018 02/16/2018
Rolling Admission 05/12/2018 05/22/2018
Summer VI 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/11/2019 05/21/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Credit Type: Fairfield Credit External Students: YES
Internships: NO Service Learning: NO
Great for these academic disciplines: History
Program Description:
 May 12 - 22, 2018
2017 St. Petersburg group  
Fairfield University is offering the opportunity for students to earn three credits this summer as they explore the “Venice of the North,” its history and its cultural treasures during the season of “White Nights.”

Founded by Peter the Great as his “window on Europe,” St. Petersburg combines a fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European vibe.  Students are invited to enroll in this course and enjoy 9 days of engaging historical discussions, excursions and cultural activities.  Hosted by Dr. David McFadden, Professor of History and specialist in Russian History  and Russian-American Relations, and Professor Elena Syssoeva, instructor of Russian, students will learn the history of  St. Petersburg with the city itself as their text!

Program Cost includes: $3600
  • 3 Fairfield University credits 
(HI 276, 200 level core History 
& World Diversity)
  • Survival Russian instruction each morning
  • Accommodation in mini-hotel
  • Daily Breakfast and Welcome and Farewell  Dinners
  • Local ground transportation
  • Health Insurance
Daily lectures will be combined with visits to famous sites such as:
•  Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Hermitage and Russian Museum
  • Peterhof Palace
  • Memorial to the Siege of Leningrad
“White Nights Celebration” excursions   include:
  • The Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater
  • Evenings of jazz or classical music
  • Boat tour on the Neva River
  • Additional outings with English-speaking Herzen University students
Costs Not Included in Program Fee:
  • Airfare
  • Additional meals and incidental expenses
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Passport and visa

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This program is open to all rising sophomore, junior or senior students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution with a grade point average of at least a 2.5 or more on a 4.0 scale.

The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.